ASU in collaboration with WESA Inc were successful in tendering a bid to support a clean up project, Mid Canada Line, Hudson Bay, The ASU will setup and operate a mobile laboratory at the site in 2011 and 2012.
The ASU mobile laboratory situated on Baffin Island, Iqaluit has been fully accredited for PCBs in soil, Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Soil (CCME method F1-F3) and for Metals in Soil by XRF (As, Cd, Cr, Co, Cu, Pb, Ni and Zn). The notice of accreditation was received Mar 2008.
ASU purchases several new pieces of analytical hardware including, a DIONEX ICS3000 ion chromatography system with conductivity and variable wavelength detectors, an ultrasonic nebulizer for the ICP-OES instrument, and a new 7000 series GC from Agilent.
ASU sets up mobile lab for metals analysis at DYE-M, Cape Dyer, Nu. Varian 240 and 280 AA spectrometers and a minipal EDXRF spectrometer were used for this multi year clean-up project. Almost 7000 samples were successfully analyzed in 2008 and 2009.